HHS-Exchange Regulation

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July 11, 2011,  the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a framework to assist states in building Health Insurance Exchanges. The regulation addresses two key areas:

  • Setting standards for establishing Exchanges, setting up a Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), performing the basic functions of an Exchange, and certifying health plans for participation in the Exchange, and;
  • Ensuring premium stability for plans and enrollees in the Exchange, especially in the early years as new people come in to Exchanges to shop for health insurance.

Read the proposed rule here.

Read the press release here.